MacWise - Macintosh Terminal Emulation - telnet / serial for OS X - Wyse, Viewpoint, VT100, VT220

MacWise Terminal Emulation for Macintosh
Version 10.7.58 Released

March 15th, 2005

Feature / Fix - Added a telnet option, "Use the tc shell to log in".
When this option is enabled, MacWise first logs into the Mac unix tc shell before issuing telnet commands and opening the connection. This option provides more compatibility with host computers that request the terminal type. It could prevent error messages from the host such as "Connection refused by host" or "Invalid terminal type".

You will see this new option when you select Telnet Connection... from the Connection Menu in MacWise.

Host computers that request the terminal type may work better because MacWise opens a connection to the Mac tc shell first and then sets the terminal type using the setenv command as well as telnet environ define commands.
If this option is disabled, then only the environ define command is used and MacWise logs directly into telnet on the Mac before issuing environment commands and connecting to the host.

You can enter any terminal type into the Terminal Type field. If you are not sure what to enter, just let it default to the terminal type set by MacWise.

The only disadvantage to using this option is that the user is left in the tc shell after the host closes the telnet connection. If you are a system administrator and you do not want your users to have access to the Mac tc shell, you can disable this option (if you can connect to the host and it recognizes your terminal type).

The Verbose Login option
When enabled, all of the commands that MacWise issues during the login process will be displayed including responses from the host. This can help diagnose login problems.

Additional Login Options
The average user will never need to enter options into this field. You can click on the Options Help button to see what the additional options are.

You can get the new version at
Click on the link to download the demo.

Note: Site License owners - let me know if you need this upgrade.
I will re-compile your site license and email it to you.

Registered owners of MacWise 10.6 or later can upgrade for free.
Just install the demo. No re-registration is required.
Earlier versions require an upgrade fee...
$49 per user upgrade for previous MacWise version 10 owners.
$75 per user upgrade for previous MacWise version 4 owners.

To purchase an upgrade, visit
and click on the Buy button.

MacWise allows a Macintosh to be used as a terminal -- connected to a host computer directly, by modem, local area network or over the Internet. The emulators support video attributes such as dim, reverse, underline, 132-column modes, protected fields and graphic characters sent from the host computer, as well as enhanced Viewpoint mode. Features include phone list and dialer for modems, on-screen programmable function keys, connection scripts and more.


MacWise emulates ADDS Viewpoint, Wyse 50, Wyse 60, Wyse 370, Televideo TV 925, DEC VT100, VT220 and Prism terminals. Supports ANSI color. Esprit III color is also supported in Wyse 370 mode.

For more information and a demo, visit

Visit Carnation Software for other Macintosh Software at



1. Built in Modem
2. Telnet / TCP/IP
3. SSH Secure Shell
4. Serial ports via USB to Serial adaptor.
5. Also communicates directly with the Mac unix shell


If your office uses a business computer that allows you to log in as a terminal, you can use MacWise to access your business data from your Macintosh when you are out of the office (or in the office)

MacWise will connect your Mac to the office computer using your modem or with ethernet using a lan connection in your office or over the internet.


Rich Love
Carnation Software
512 858-9234

Carnation Software News Keep up to date with Carnation Software RSS News